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What to Eat When You Need a Quick (and Healthy) Snack

Our Favorite Go-To Low-Carb/No-Carb Foods | The LOOP Blog

Are there times when you want or need to eat something with low or no carb, but aren’t sure what to eat? We asked our friends in the community to tell us their favorite low or no carb go-to diabetes foods. We received hundreds of great food options, and listed them by category for you to reference. Although everyone has different nutritional needs, we hope you find these lists helpful, and yourself trying a variety of these delicious foods! Be sure to look up the carb count before eating and give yourself insulin if needed, and talk with your healthcare team to determine the right dietary plan for you.

Have a favorite go-to diabetes food (low carb or no carb) that isn’t listed? Tell us in the comments below!


Dark-Green Vegetables
1. Broccoli
2. Kale chips
3. Spinach

Red and Orange Vegetables
1. Carrots
2. Red and green pepper
3. Tomatoes

Beans and Peas
1. Edamame

Other Vegetables
1. Asparagus
2. Avocado
3. Black olives
4. Brussel sprouts
5. Cabbage
6. Cauliflower
7. Celery
8. Cucumbers
9. Green beans
10. Iceberg lettuce
11. Mushrooms
12. Pickles
13. Radishes
14. Zucchini


1. Blueberries
2. Watermelon
3. A grape, raspberry, or half strawberry in an ice cube


1. Beef: steak, hamburgers (without bun), sausage links or bites, bacon, jerky, Slim Jims, hot dogs
2. Chicken (grilled)
3. Eggs: hard boiled, omelets, scrambled
4. Fish: tuna, sashimi
5. Ham: lunch meat
6. Pork: rinds, roast, sausage links, pepperoni (sticks)
7. Turkey: bacon, lunch meat


1. Cheese: string, sticks, curd, low fat, sharp cheddar, goat, cottage cheese
2. Yogurt: Dannon Light & Fit Carb & Sugar Control, Fred Meyer Carbmaster


1. Almonds
2. Cashews
3. Peanut butter
4. Peanuts
5. Pistachios
6. Pumpkin seeds
7. Sunflower seeds


1. Unsweetened tea
2. Calorie free flavored water
3. Sugar free sports drinks


1. Sugar free Cheesecake
2. Sugar free ice cream
3. Sugar free gelatin
4. Sugar free popsicles
5. Sugar free pudding with sugar free cool whip

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